Definition of transcription noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//trænˈskrɪpʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//trænˈskrɪpʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable] the act or process of representing something in a written or printed form errors made in transcription phonetic transcription
  2. 2[countable] = transcript The full transcription of the interview is attached.
  3. 3[countable] something that is represented in writing This dictionary gives phonetic transcriptions of all headwords.
  4. 4[countable] a change in the written form of a piece of music so that it can be played on a different instrument or sung by a different voice
  5. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French, or from Latin transcriptio(n-), from the verb transcribere, from trans- ‘across’ + scribere ‘write’.
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